Personal Training (PT) sessions are quite often overlooked within CrossFit communities, however it can be an important tool to help you accelerate your results.
I am often asked by members ‘Why would I need a PT session when you teach me in class?’ This is true we do spend a large amount of time in class teaching and correcting members technique. However quite often in a class environment there are multiple elements to be taught and worked through, as well as up to 10 other members in our classes needing the same attention.
In a class we simply cannot go into enough specific detail with you to really drill down into technique improvements. At CrossFit 4504 we offer 30min Technique session that allow coaches to work with athletes on a specific skill area and focus total attention on improving that. We use a variety of tools including video analysis to help you understand the movement and what the improvement looks like. We can also use other drills that might not be appropriate in a class setting.
We also offer 1 hour 1:1 or 1:2 buddy sessions to work on a couple of skills. These sessions are not about getting in another WOD, but more about accelerating your results and progress. Quite often a coach will give you homework and things to focus on in class to continue the work.
If the 2017 has left you with some burning goals to conquer then some 1:1 attention will get you to them much quicker than just waiting for a skills day in class or 30sec with a coach. Invest in yourself and your goals.
PT sessions can also be a great way for someone new to CrossFit to learn basic skills and have their movement analysed and improved before joining regular classes. It can be a less intimidating way to get confident and comfortable under the guidance of your coach.
Some recent examples of where a PT session ironed out some technical issues:
Nim a couple of weeks ago had struggled to a Snatch 1RM of 35kg. She lacks confidence in that lift so it can be a battle. We worked on it for 35mins in a PT session this week, improving her understanding of the movement and body positions, we used video and also other coaching drills. Once she started moving well we worked up to a heavy single and she achieved 37.5 easily and much improved technique wise. She also has some things to focus on each time she does Snatch in the future.
Toni struggles with her Double Unders. We took some time yesterday to breakdown her body position and BAM! Nice looking Double Unders!
I have always had a coach for 1:1 sessions right from when I first started CrossFit to even today as a Coach. Having 1:1 attention is great for accountability and working towards specific goals.
All of our Coaches at CrossFit 4504 are available for PT sessions, please enquire at the office for more info or email firstname.lastname@example.org